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FEATURES 109 Runway Report The dress trends you need to know about—straight from Bridal Fashion Week.

162 Suite Talk The 411 on wedding stationery.

168 Cross-Country Registry All the good stuff couples across the US are adding to their wish lists.

219 The Art of Love Let the work of these famous artistic styles inspire your wedding vibe.

230 A New Chapter Tell your bridal fashion story with striking silhouettes and unexpected details.

309 Luxe for Less

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REAL LOVE 187 Real Weddings Get inspo from these couples’ one-of-a-kind nuptials.

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214 Destination Design Property Brothers star Drew Scott’s wedding to longtime love Linda Phan.

118 Beauty Beat This season’s freshest bridal hair and makeup looks.

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120 Prewedding Beauty Prep The rundown on the hottest beauty treatments, and what each of them costs.

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124 What to Wear Bride, groom and bridesmaid attire for loft, campground and estate weddings.

132 Expert on Call Parisian designer Rime Arodaky shares her fashion tips.

134 Wish List Lingerie sets, delicate rings and bachelorette essentials.

Editor’s Letter Events Contributors TheKnot.com Daily Fix Tools Advice Registory The Wed Thread New & Now Last Look

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STYLE & PLANNING 159 Color Crush: Forest Green Ways you can include this sultry and elegant shade in your celebration.

166 Keeping Time When to do these wedding traditions.

TRAVEL 177 What’s Trending Caribbean hotels reopening after the 2017 hurricanes, honeymoon activities couples are registering for and more.

180 Bachelorette Guide: New Orleans Where to stay, eat and play in the Big Easy.

182 Wedding Website Must-Haves Tell guests all they need to know about your destination “I dos.”

184 Honeymoon Style Staples for a Hawaiian getaway.

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118 ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHER Ari Michelson FASHION STYLING Bride and

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These are a few of the dresses I’m seriously loving. If you can’t tell, I’m a sucker for standout details. Fringe? 3-D florals? Sparkle? Yes, yes and yes!

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p.109 AMSALE ABERRA The Amsale show included a touching tribute to its late designer, Amsale Aberra. She’s a legend in the bridal world and will truly be missed.

ALEXANDER, KAHN: MARIA VALENTINO/MCV PHOTO; AMSALE, ROLF: COURTESY OF DESIGNER; COOPER: SARAH LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY

Clothes can say a lot about a person—and they can say a lot about an event too. So whether it’s your intention or not, what you and your future spouse decide to wear at your wedding makes a pretty big statement about the two of you as a couple, as well as the vibe you’re trying to portray for your day (no pressure!). My husband and I went the traditional route: a tux and simple mermaid-style gown. We were married in a cathedral before celebrating at a downtown loft space, so the sleek simplicity of our looks just felt right. Not sure where you should start? Well, you’re in luck. In April, Shelley (our fashion and beauty editor) and I spent days scouring the Bridal Fashion Week runways in New York City to bring you an in-depth look at the hottest trends, silhouettes and more. (Spoiler alert: Both full skirts and pants are trending.) So no matter who you are or where you’re getting married, we think you’ll find something in our pages that feels just like you.

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CONTRIBUTORS

KRISTY RICE AUTHOR, STATIONER, ARTIST & STYLIST “The Art of Love” (p. 219)

What advice would you give to couples as they try to figure out their wedding style? Start small. Focus on the moments, spaces and details that give you joy in life, and pull ideas from there. Finding inspiration in commonly forgotten places is a passion of mine. Think about what makes you happy. A walk in the woods, sun shining into a white room, a colorful skirt and favorite pair of wedges, the color of two ice cream flavors melting together—those tiny and often overlooked moments can be awesome starting points. @momental

Rice’s book, The Painter’s Wedding, is available on Amazon.com

ARI MICHELSON PHOTOGRAPHER Cover

How did you keep such a large group engaged and energized for this cover? Figuring out the actual shot was easy, but making sure we brought the party atmosphere and joyousness from all the models into the photo was the challenging part. We had lots of music, cake and laughter, so everyone felt comfortable throughout the day, despite it being such a big team. When taking large group shots with your wedding party or family and friends, don’t forget it’s a celebration—have fun with it. @michelson_ari

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I’m obviously a big fan of the ikebana trend, which takes simple floral elements and arranges them in ways that draw attention to their subtle beauty. I’m also seeing a lot of foliage-heavy designs, as well as color palettes that have unanticipated, saturated accents like burgundy, dark blue or metallics. Whatever your vibe, there are so many new ways to include florals in your day, like using dried and preserved flowers as an accent. That can add unique textures and shapes to your arrangements. @designsbyahnnyc

check out our exclusive look at Drew Scott and Linda Phan’s wedding in Italy

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ESTHER LEE SENIOR NEWS EDITOR

What’s your favorite part about working at The Knot? I think it would have to be the steady stream of cake in the office, or that this team knows how to throw a party. It’s such a delight to be here! We get to impact couples of all different backgrounds, communities, ages and belief systems on what is hopefully one of their favorite days ever. Plus, I get to indulge my unhealthy celeb obsession with the Obamas and George and Amal Clooney and call it “work.” @theestherlee

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BOOK: DANIELLE COONS PHOTOGRAPHY; RICE: JESSICA MANNS PHOTOGRAPHY; MICHELSON: LOUISE KAHN; AHN: TWAH DOUGHERTY; LEE: BARRIE TOVAR; SCOTT AND PHAN: DENNYS ILIC PHOTOGRAPHY

OWNER & DESIGNER OF DESIGNS BY AHN “New & Now” (p. 101)

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Mind Over Matter To all the skeptics out there—hear us out. Multitasking (read: wedding planning) couples can benefit from a daily reminder to remain in the present.

WELLNESS: ISTOCK (3); LATE NIGHT: 1. THE BRAUNS 2. RACHEL PEARLMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 3. JOSH GRUETZMACHER PHOTOGRAPHY 4. HARRISON STUDIO

Sleep Solutions Don’t underestimate the power of ZZZs. Regular exercise (get your maid of honor or SO in on it too) and going tech free a few hours before bedtime will help improve your sleep.

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A bouquet and matching flower crown? @katyodellphotography Yes, please.

LATE-NIGHT FARE Trust us, after a night on the dance floor, your guests could use an after-hours snack. 1 Doughnut Holes These bite-size treats in an array of flavors can easily be passed out on the dance floor.

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You’re Engaged! Here are the big to-dos from “yes” to “I do.” Turn the page for more, including the tools you’ll need and how to get your personalized checklist.

BOOK A VENUE Search for the perfect place to celebrate, keeping budget and guest count in mind. Then set the date.

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PLAN THE CEREMONY Meet with your officiant to discuss the details and attend prewedding counseling if required.

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COMPLETE YOUR TEAM Book any outstanding pros like hairstylists, makeup artists, day-of transportation or a photo booth for your reception.

BUY THE RINGS Shop for and purchase your wedding rings—don’t forget insurance (now it’s starting to feel really real, right?).

PICK YOUR WEDDING PAPER Decide on invites, thank-yous and other stationery. If you place one order, you may snag a discount.

FINALIZE OTHER PARTY DETAILS Plan your rehearsal dinner, after-party and morning-after brunch.

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CHOOSE A POINT PERSON If you don’t have a wedding planner or day-of coordinator, task a friend or family member to be the go-to so you can relax and enjoy the day.

BUY THE FORMALWEAR Shop for your attire and schedule necessary fittings—don’t forget accessories. Decide what your wedding party will wear too.

GET THE MARRIAGE LICENSE You’ll find this must-have doc at the state registrar’s office in the county where you’ll wed.

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FIND YOUR WEDDING STYLE We know—you're probably figuring out where you should even start. We've got you covered. Once you download the app, the first thing you’ll do is swipe, swipe, swipe on images in our Style Quiz. It's a fun way to help zero in on your wedding vibe. Once complete, you’ll have your very own Wedding Vision (more on that on the next page). KEEP ORGANIZED Not sure what to-do comes when? No sweat—we've put together a checklist for you, and it's totally customizable. So if Uncle Jeff is officiating, we'll take “find an officiant” off your list. Plus, our budgeter will help you track your overall spending and how much you’ve put toward each detail. COMPILE YOUR TEAM After sharing all your info (budget, location, guest count) we’ll help you assemble your squad with personalized recs. And if you want to keep scrolling, we’ve got thousands of award-winning pros, plus reviews, on The Knot Marketplace. MANAGE YOUR REGISTRY Now for the fun part: your registries. Family and friends are going to be looking to shower you with gifts all engagement long, so keep your wish lists full of options right from the app. Our universal registry tool makes it easy to add items from anywhere you shop—so you don’t have to choose between that handmade glass pitcher from Etsy and the badass grill from Home Depot. And if you’d rather ask for cash to put toward things like a home down payment or first class tickets, register on The Knot Newlywed Fund. THINK OF YOUR GUESTS Trust us—your wedding website is going to be your new best friend. Fill it with need-to-know info, like hotels, directions to the venue and your registries (we’ll help you along the way). Then share it with guests, so your phone isn’t constantly blowing up with questions. You can sync it with your phone contacts to save time address hunting, and stay on top of RSVPs.

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I love the idea of navy bridesmaid dresses, but I’m worried they’ll clash next to black tuxes on the groomsmen. Is this color combo a no-no? Carley Roney: This rule has gone the way of “no white after Labor Day”— so don’t bother giving it a second thought. In fact, these colors can work for almost any type of wedding. Pair inky-blue dresses with classic black suits and rich eggplant florals for an elegant, moody affair. If your signature style is a bit more vibrant, throw in a pop of color, like flamingo pink or kelly green. For a modern celebration, brighten the palette with scarlet accents. Still not convinced? Consider choosing ties or vests in something other than black—that still coordinates with your wedding palette, of course—to lighten the overall look and shift the focus away from the tuxedos. And for your attendants, opt for a shade of navy closer to black than to blue. But trust us, you don’t have to worry about this versatile color combo.

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My family expects me to serve traditional Indian cuisine at my wedding, but how can I make sure I offer a meal every guest will love? Shawna Gohel: There are a ton of fusion menu options that allow you to creatively incorporate Indian flavors with a variety of other cuisines—think spicy chicken tikka tacos or paneer lettuce wraps. Another thought: Since Indian weddings often consist of multiple events, compromise with your family by having one of the other events feature a predominately non-Indian lineup. That way, you and your partner can incorporate some other favorite dishes into the celebration. Food is one of the best ways to show guests who you are as a couple.

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What should we put in the welcome bags for our island destination wedding? Harmony Walton: For tropical vows, definitely include some sun essentials. Travel-size sunscreen and after-sun care, like aloe and moisturizing lotion, are both useful items for guests. Then throw in some beach-themed gifts to give your guests a peek into the fun to come. Sunglasses (even better if they’re emblazoned with your hashtag), flip-flops, towels and anything local you can source, like island rum cake or a voucher for a water activity such as paddleboarding, all do the trick.

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My Dress Shopping Secrets By the seventh appointment, I was convinced I’d never find a wed- DOCUMENT EVERYTHING It’s important to ask about the price ding dress. Nothing felt right. I spent weeks trying on gowns while and estimated delivery date. Take photos from multiple angles, squeezing into shapewear and high heels—and eventually I just write notes on each dress and jot down any concerns. Some boutiques don’t allow photos, so specific notes can be a lifesaver. broke down and cried in front of an entire showroom. But when I took my mom to see a contender I’d spotted, we ended up browsing a trunk show at the boutique—and I found CONSIDER EVERY DETAIL Can you raise your arms over your head? Will you need to wear a special bra? Can you my wedding dress totally by accident. My mom concomfortably walk, sit down, bend at the waist and vinced me to try on a two-piece Lihi Hod dress and dance? What does the dress look like bustled? Find it had everything on my wish list: lace sleeves, a out the answers to these questions. defined waist, off-the-shoulder neckline and train. Try on gown And that’s what I wore down the aisle. styles you YOU CAN ALWAYS LEAVE AND COME BACK If Yes, some brides may find their dress quickly, but wouldn’t you’re unsure, don’t panic. Return another day and there’s nothing wrong with a longer search. Trust your gut, don’t worry about being high-maintenance normally pick. consider bringing someone whose opinion you trust. and follow these tips I learned along the way. The results ASK ABOUT CUSTOMIZATION Designers can add could really or remove sleeves, change necklines or even make the IT’S OKAY TO SHOP ALONE Don’t like being the surprise you. dress in a different color. And once your gown is delivcenter of attention? Ditch the entourage. I attended ered, alterations specialists can work wonders. I was some appointments solo, with my mom, with my mom and sister, and with friends. I worried going alone would be uncomfortable with some see-through parts of my gown, so the Lihi Hod team added an underskirt, and the boutique’s alterations speawkward, but it was actually refreshing. cialists ordered extra lace to cover some sheer panels on the bodice. TRY EVERYTHING ONCE Stylists encouraged me to try on gowns I wouldn’t have picked and the results were surprising. I MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE FUN While wedding dress shophadn’t considered a tulle underskirt could add some extra drama, ping was stressful and a little frustrating at times, I ultimately got or that an illusion back might work with my skin tone. And if you to dress up in a lot of pretty gowns and ended up with something I loved. The moment my husband first saw me in my dress was try something and hate it, that narrows down your options. incredibly special—and if that’s not fun, I don’t know what is. BE UP FRONT Be honest about budget and offer feedback on each dress. Don’t hesitate to say you dislike something, even if ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nina Bahadur is a writer and editor. She was married on September 16, 2017, in New York City. you’re just trying to be polite—your stylist won’t be offended.

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The beautiful thing about creating a wedding registry is it allows a couple to begin envisioning and building their lives together— in a real, palpable way. It’s a foundation for planning the future and curating forever keepsakes, while knowing their loved ones are supporting them through it all (both literally and figuratively). But for Colorado-based couple Katie and Chris, this foundation wasn’t about shopping for pots and pans or even putting a down payment on a new home. The one thing they want more than anything? To become parents. So they registered on The Knot Newlywed Fund and asked their guests to help make that dream a reality. “WE JUST KNEW”

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Katie and Chris met on Match.com and knew right OUR HEARTS using another site such as GoFundMe.com, but we away they were meant to be. In fact, they had their WE’D LIKE first date in February 2016 and were married in realized they take a large percentage of the donations, a courthouse eight months later. After saving up or would charge guests to use credit cards,” Chris TO HAVE enough for a “real wedding,” they had an intimate BIOLOGICAL says. “What we liked about The Knot Newlywed ceremony on their year anniversary, October 7, 2017. Fund was there was no percentage taken and it was CHILDREN The couple moved fast perhaps, in part, because easy for guests to use if they were on our wedding TOGETHER. website.” The people closest to them already know of Chris’s condition. The groom was born with cystic fibrosis—a progressive, genetic disease that they’re planning on going through the IVF process, not only affects your lungs and digestive system, but your life so it made opening up about it on their registry easier. “Our expectancy as well (the median predicted survival age is close family and friends are so supportive, and most of them wish they to 40, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation). Additionally, could help even more than they already have,” Chris says. around 98 percent of men with cystic fibrosis are infertile. The couple’s loved ones gifted them countless, gracious Thus, the couple came to the conclusion that IVF (in vitro contributions for their wedding. And even though it will still take fertilization) was their most viable solution to have a child. a few more years to save up enough money to begin the process “We agreed adoption will be an option if IVF doesn’t work (which starts, on average, at around $12,000), they’re forever for us,” Chris says. “But we know in our hearts we’d like grateful for the generosity of their family and friends. “As many to have biological children together if that can be achieved.” people know, IVF is not a cheap undertaking,” Chris explains. “We’ll go through IVF full speed ahead as soon as we can.” A HEARTFELT REGISTRY

The couple was hesitant at first to ask for money for their registry, instead of more traditional wedding gifts—but their number one priority is to start a family. “We thought about

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“When I put on my gown, I couldn’t stop smiling. I never wanted to take it off.” —Chelsy H.

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“I loved how the dress looked, but more importantly, I loved how it made me feel like a bride. I could clearly envision myself walking down the aisle and marrying my best friend.”

“It was the last of 30 dresses I tried on, and finally, I couldn’t find anything wrong. I thought, ‘OMG, this is it.’ ”

“When I saw myself in the mirror, my heart stopped. I had never felt so worthy, beautiful and just plain ‘me’ in something. I knew that if I were to gain weight, lose weight or stay right where I was, I’d be at home in my gown.”

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“My gown’s style name is my grandmother’s name, and she passed away a few years ago. Although she won’t be there on my wedding day, I feel like I’ll have a part of her with me.” —Amy K.

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BEST HAIR DAY EVER There are probably more than a few events surrounding your wedding that call for professionally perfect hair. Not sure where to begin? A new app called Prête (we like to think of it as the Uber of blowouts) partners with luxury salons in 10 different regions to offer on-demand hair services—and even blowout parties. Here’s how it works: Update your location, select a salon near you plus the services you’re looking for, and the app handles the rest. Buy a package of a few blowouts or commit to a monthly membership if you’re truly obsessed. $35 per blowout, Prete.co

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JENNY PAC K HAM We sat down with the iconic fashion designer to talk about her 30th anniversary and what she’s loving now. How did you get your start in bridal fashion? Our first bridal collection launched in 1997, after many brides were requesting versions of our evening gowns in ivory. Our signature style, romantic with vintage-inspired beading, was a complete contrast to the current trends.

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What inspired your 30th anniversary collection? The 2019 Bridal Collection was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald and the 1930s. I love his novels and often return to the elegance of that age. What do you think is next for bridal fashion? Fuller silhouettes are having a moment. The Lucille dress from our latest collection features a floral-embroidered bodice with a full tulle skirt. What’s one thing every bride should know before going wedding dress shopping? Buying your wedding gown is a huge investment, and for most people this is the most important dress purchase they’ll ever make. Take your time—try on lots of different silhouettes and styles until you find the one that makes you feel wonderful. Most importantly, enjoy the process.

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SJP Goes Bridal Fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker launched a ready-to-wear collection for the nontraditional bride—and we’re living for it. Exclusive to Gilt, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal runs the gamut from bodysuits and feathery skirts (can you say, Carrie Bradshaw circa 1998?) to more classic gowns. Gilt is also offering 15 styles of fabulous SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoes to complement the outfits. From $295, Gilt.com

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Direct-to-consumer wedding dress site Floravere now offers an inclusive-sizing line, meaning brides of all body types can try on dress samples that actually fit before deciding to commit. The Firsts Collection features gowns for a range of wedding styles (including a dupe of Meghan Markle’s instantly iconic Givenchy dress) in sizes 0 to 24. Another reason to love it? Each gown is named in honor of female pioneers, like Amelia Earhart, Marie Curie and Judy Garland. From $850, Floravere.com

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Newlyweds of any orientation will fall for these inclusive first-dance worthy songs. “And I Love Him” Benjamin Gibbard “She Keeps Me Warm” Mary Lambert “If I Should Fall Behind” Bruce Springsteen “You Are the Best Thing” Ray LaMontagne “So Beautiful” Darren Hayes “Lay Me Down” Sam Smith

CHEERS TO KRISTEN BELL + DA X SHEPARD October 17, 2013 5 YEARS: WOOD

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HOW IT WORKS A whitening gel made with hydrogen peroxide bleach is smeared onto your teeth. A halogen light is then used to activate the bleach, which removes stains. “One treatment takes about 45 minutes, and the results last one to two years,” says Lana Rozenberg, a cosmetic dentist in New York City. HOW IT HELPS More effective than strips or gels, laser whitening removes surface stains on enamel, as well as deep-set stains, which occur as the dentin of the tooth naturally darkens over time. HOW TO TIME IT There’s no recovery period with laser teeth whitening. “You can have it done during lunch and go back to work,” Rozenberg says. But you should avoid any dark-staining food and drink for 24 hours after a treatment, so if you’re going to drink coffee or red wine on your wedding day, plan accordingly. AVERAGE COST $675 per treatment >>

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important here. “Microblading is a process, not a quick fix,” Bray says. After your initial appointment, you must keep brows totally dry for a full week while scabs form. Once the scabs fall off, another couple of weeks are required to let the skin regenerate. At four weeks, you’ll need a touch-up

HOW IT WORKS Individual synthetic mink strands are bonded to each natural lash with a special medical-grade adhesive, approximately one millimeter away from the skin. The length and amount of lash extensions applied is tailored to your personal preference, natural lash color and eye shape. The entire process takes from 45 to 90 minutes and lasts up to three weeks without touch-ups. HOW IT HELPS Lash extensions are a longer-lasting, more natural-looking alternative to falsies. “Brides love it because they don’t have to worry about mascara, heavy eye makeup or strip lashes going awry on their day,” says Mandy Jacobellis, owner of Makeup Mandy salon in Los Angeles. HOW TO TIME IT Try out a set of extensions a couple of weeks before your wedding to make sure you like the look and feel. Jacobellis also recommends scheduling a touch-up right before your day to make any necessary tweaks. AVERAGE COST $200 to $500

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Microblading HOW IT WORKS This sophisticated take on permanent makeup is a form of tattooing in which hairlike strokes are drawn onto the brow area to resemble the look of your brow hairs. First, a microblading artist will draw your desired brow shape onto your brow area and apply numbing cream. Once the brows are numb, a handheld tool is used to create tiny incisions, where pigment is implemented. The result is a series of natural-looking, fine tattoo “hairs” that will last one to three years. HOW IT HELPS Microblading can be used to correct patchy or thin brows. “Many clients without serious brow issues even use it to create fuller brows than they have naturally,” says Kendra Bray, founder of Better Brows in New York City. HOW TO TIME IT Timing is particularly

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HOW IT WORKS After numbing the area, a physician injects 100 units of Botox into each armpit. “The solution paralyzes the tiny muscles around each sweat gland, which stops the glands from producing perspiration for three to six months,” says plastic surgeon Daniel Maman, MD, of 740 Park Plastic Surgery in New York City. HOW IT HELPS Armpit injections may sound extreme, but brides suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) are ideal candidates for this treatment. “You won’t have to worry about sweat stains or body odor ruining your dress—even if you’re wearing long sleeves,” Maman says. And, because you’re treating a small surface area on the body, injecting your armpits doesn’t automatically mean you’ll sweat excessively in other places. HOW TO TIME IT Injections take three to five days to take effect. One treatment can last for up to six months. AVERAGE COST $1,200 to $2,000 per treatment for both armpits

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OUR PRO After working for reputable fashion houses like Sonia Rykiel and Dice Kayek, Rime Arodaky launched her bridal collection in 2011.

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How would you describe the Rime Arodaky bride? The Rime Arodaky bride, or babe, is a fearless rebel with a cheeky approach to life and an effortless sense of style. What trends are you loving right now? I’m really into bridal suits, jumpsuits and separates for a city hall wedding or any other occasion leading up to the ceremony. And, of course, I’ll always be a fan of dresses with daring backs and intricate lace details. What should brides wear to their other wedding celebrations? While there aren’t strict rules about what to wear to the events surrounding your wedding, there do seem to be some guidelines. Rime Arodaky, however, is about breaking with tradition and just being who you are. No matter how you define your style, the most important thing at the end of the day is to feel good in your skin. Choose outfits that stay true to your personality and work for your body type.

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Is there a trick to pulling off a more fashion-forward look? I always tell brides being daring is the best accessory. Don’t be afraid to think outside the bridal box and take some fashion risks on your wedding day. For example, go for more structural silhouettes and graphic details if you can pull them off. Or, instead of wearing a more traditional veil, opt for oversize sleeves, asymmetrical ruffles, a crop top or a lace moto jacket. If heels aren’t your thing, wear your gown with biker boots or go barefoot. The possibilities are endless.

What’s the biggest mistake brides make when buying a dress? A lot of brides feel pressured to listen to too many people’s opinions when dress shopping. A bride FIND THE RIGHT BRIDAL SALON The Marketplace on The Knot Wedding Planner app makes it easy needs to trust her gut— to find dress salons. Simply tap on “ bridal salons” on our vendors page she knows what dresses and we’ ll show you shops near your wedding location—plus reviews from real brides. Then we’ ll help you with the rest of your pro search. look best on her.

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I ALWAYS TELL BRIDES BEING DARING IS THE BEST ACCESSORY. DON’T BE AFRAID TO TAKE SOME FASHION RISKS.” RIME’S INSPO

MODERN MUSE “The Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has spectacular fashion exhibits.”

EN VOGUE “I’ve collected French Vogue since age 15. The French have a certain je ne sais quoi.”

FASHION GOD “I admire Yves Saint Laurent. His aesthetic was boyish and feminine at the same time.”

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Bra, $99, brief, $65, LonelyLabel.com

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Bralette, $62, thong, $22, NakedPrincess.com

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Dew Drop oval diamond solitaire engagement ring, $4,350, RoseyWest.com

a setting with negative space feels modern

trendy

Triangle diamond ring, $3,150, AnitaKo.com

IT TURNS OUT BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER. THESE SPARKLERS WITH DAINTY SETTINGS AND SMALLER CENTER STONES WON’T BREAK THE BANK— BUT STILL HAVE SERIOUS COOL-GIRL APPEAL.

Emerald engagement ring, $999 (not including center stone), NoamCarver .com

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Emerald diamond engagement ring, $2,292 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry .com

Faceted pear engagement ring, $14,775, EvaFehren.com

a geometric halo puts a fresh twist on a classic style

Pavé marquise diamond engagement ring, $3,250, JacquieAiche.com

Nouveau diamond engagement ring, $1,350 (not including center stone), BrilliantEarth.com

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Samira engagement ring, $16,500, SarahChloe .com

Marquise diamond engagement ring, $3,000, KatKim FineJewelry .com

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FASHION & BEAUT Y WISH LIST inflatable bling is made for poolside photo ops

Monogrammed baseball hat, $25, MarleyLilly.com

Bling Ring pool float, $20, Big Mouth, Target.com

bachelorette

Personalized travel tumbler, $16, WeddingShop.TheKnot.com

Party Time The Heartbreaker sunglasses, $30, PriveRevaux.com

Kiss Kiss Lovely Lip Patch lip masks, $9 for 2, TonyMoly.us

Wonderboom portable mini speaker, $100, UltimateEars.com

Tank top, $23, shop similar styles at Bachette.com Personalized beaded bracelets, $39 each, ExperimentalJewellery Club.com

California brut sparkling wine, $59, OneHopeWine.com

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FOREST GREEN Sultry, saturated and so elegant, this rich shade will transform pretty much any party into an Insta-worthy celebration. Emerald dinner plate, $49, Vista Alegre, NeimanMarcus.com; Lismore Pops emerald cocktail glasses, $195 for 2, Waterford Crystal, NeimanMarcus.com; silk runner in Moss, from $48, Tono-Co.MyShopify.com; Painted Canvas menu, $193 for 100, Robin Ott, Minted.com; O cabernet/merlot stemless wine glasses, $38 for 2, Riedel, BedBathandBeyond.com; Festival napkin in Emerald, $57 for 4, Sferra.com; Han salt and pepper shakers, $185, L’Objet, JungLeeNY.com; Flare napkin ring, $39, malachite flatware, $105 for 5-piece place setting, KimSeybert.com >> PHOTOGRAPH BY CLAIRE BENOIST FLORALS BY DESIGNS BY AHN

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Add It to Your Wedding

PERFECT PAIRINGS

FOREST GREEN

There’s a match for every month of the year— consider your palette found.

Think of this hue as your new favorite filter— everything looks more luxe, glam and, well, wedding worthy through its lens. Work it into your day with one of these fresh ideas.

FALL A rich merlot makes for a moody and rustic look.

WINTER Teamed with navy, it’s preppy and totally timeless.

SPRING Zesty lemon yellow pumps up the party atmosphere.

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GO FOR ALL THE GREENERY Vines, tropical leaves and branches are very right now. Score a garden-inspired look by trading floral centerpieces for runners of lush greenery.

SUMMER Punchy pink adds a playful, tropical twist.

BRING IT HOME You’re going to want to add these picks to your registry ASAP.

NAIL #BRIDESMAIDGOALS Deep emerald is a stunner on any skin tone, so your girls are sure to love the way they look. For a truly standout crew, kick it up a notch with sequins and a dramatic exposed back. SERVE A STATEMENT SLICE Jewel tones and metallics play well with art deco–style cakes, so ask your baker to design one that would make even Jay Gatsby jealous.

Amelia tufted storage ottoman, $180, Safavieh, Target.com

Green Envy table lamp, $460, Couture, Houzz.com

GIVE THE GENTS A LEG UP If the groom is game to be bold, have him swap a traditional tux for a stylish combo of a navy suit jacket and saturated green corduroys. Chic leather loafers optional, but obviously encouraged. ROCK A “SOMETHING GREEN” Be the first of your friends to wear “something green” instead of “something blue” ( you trendsetter, you). A gorgeous tennis bracelet or pair of glitzy earrings in emerald will be just the touch of sparkle your wedding look needs.

Complete C3 Alize vacuum, $649, Miele.com

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A N AT OM Y E VERY THIN G TO IN CLUD E SO

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK WITH ALL THE NEED-TO-KNOW INFO ON WEDDING STATIONERY.

ENVELOPE

Fancy script goes a long way.

BY ALYSSA LONGOBUCCO PHOTOGRAPHY BY CLAIRE BENOIST

 Etiquette 

YOU R W EDDING W EBSITE VS. YOU R IN V I TAT ION SUITE

Not sure what info belongs on your wedding website rather than your invitations? It's cool— we're here to walk you through the proper etiquette. Any imperative info, like the date, time and location, should be front and center on your wedding invites, while details like directions and parking can live on your website. Same goes for your registry info—it's considered a bit, ahem, in your face, to include it right on the invites (guests aren't required to get you a gift, after all), so play it safe and add links to your website instead. Looking to host an adults-only event? Include that wording on your wedding website, and address the envelope to just the guests who are invited.

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IN VITATI O N

All the fast facts about the main event.

RSVP

Guests can indicate their attendance and choose a meal, if necessary.

R E P LY E N V E L O P E

Pre-address it back to yourselves (don't forget the stamp).

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M U S T- R E A D

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G U E S T S K N O W T H E W H O , W H AT A N D W H E R E . D E TAIL S C A RD

Here's where you can add extras like hotel info, dress code and directions.

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Your save-the-date cards and invitation suite are usually the first impression your guests will get of your wedding day vibe, so make sure your paper goods slay. Think about your whole vision for your day, then work with a stationer or designer to incorporate colors, textures, typography or even witty lingo that lets guests know they're about to have the most fun ever.

How you address your envelopes is a great way to indicate which members of a group or family are actually invited. If your affair is adults only, address the invite specifically to Mr. and Mrs. Jones instead of The Jones Family. Giving a bud a plus-one? Jane Smith and Guest is the way to go. If a guest isn't getting a plus-one, address the envelope just to the invitee—they should get the hint.

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t i m e yo u r s e n d i n g —a n d receiving—right

With invitations getting more complex (embossed leather, anyone?), it's smart to take a trip to the post office before sending yours out. Have them weigh a completed suite, as well as review the calligraphy or lettering you've chosen for the address. Both an extra-hefty envelope or an address that can't be read digitally can equal more necessary postage, so it's good to know ahead of time if you need to snag some extra stamps.

Timing is everything when it comes to your invitations and save-the-dates. You want to give guests ample time to add you to their calendars, but not so much time that it happens to slip their minds. As a rule of thumb, save-thedates should go out six to eight months ahead of your wedding (a bit earlier if it's a destination bash), while invitations can be mailed six to eight weeks out, with an "RSVP by" date at least two weeks before the wedding. >>

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FRESH TRENDS

K E E P I T V E R Y O F T H E M O M E N T W I T H T H E S E D E TA I L S . S TAT E M E N T LIN ER

Whether it's one pretty botanical or the lyrics to your favorite song, a stylish envelope liner is the exclamation point on your suite.

L O C A L M A P For a personal touch, work with a designer to create a map of your wedding area. Tip: Beyond your ceremony and reception locale, include favorite spots, like your go-to pub, karaoke joint or ice cream shop so guests can get in on some local fun.

S TAT E M E N T LIN ER

LOCAL MAP

A C R Y L I C A C C E N T It's pretty clear why this modern detail is coming in hot. It adds a luxe weight and texture to your suite and makes for an undeniably cool invitation that can double as artwork. B O L D T Y P E For an eye-catching statement, look no further than creative typography. One killer font is all it takes to ensure a total wow moment the second guests open the envelope. LETTERPRESS

Purists love the upscale effect a letterpressed invitation has. On a tighter budget? Choose one or two high-impact details to letterpress instead of the whole design.

V E L L U M The translucent paper can serve as an accent within your suite, a wrap to hold together all the individual pieces or the main material. Whatever way you use it, it's a stunner. W A X S E A L Give any suite an old-school, stately vibe with a custom wax seal added directly on the invite or on top of the envelope flap.

ACRYLIC ACCENT

BOLD TYPE

D E C K L E D E D G E S A fancy way of referring to paper with frayed, torn edges, deckled paper is the perfect pick for an organic, outdoor celebration. GOLD LETTERING

We're calling it now—metallics are here to stay. Modern couples can work in the shine with geometric accents, while romantically minded duos may prefer a design with delicate gold calligraphy and line drawings. We love either.

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From top: Envelope, ChathamandCaron.com; Minimalist map, $775 for 100, WrittenWord Calligraphy.com; Fortune Favors the Bold invitation, $174 for 100, PaperCulture .com; Sophia wedding invitation, from $23 per set, LittleBlackDress Paperie.com

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VELLUM

Paper obsessed? The fun doesn't stop once you send out your invitation suites. There are tons of day-of paper goods that could benefit from an extrathoughtful touch. Start the day with a standout ceremony program—we love the idea of including printed vellum envelopes that hold confetti to toss after you seal the deal. Then get guests laughing with cheeky customized trivia napkins. Or kick your escort cards and dinner menus up a notch with unique designs or interactive features (like suspended paper airplanes with guests' names on them). Finally, end the evening with thoughtful favors, like your favorite caramel popcorn tied with a sweet (or funny) thank-you note.

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“Couples are gravitating toward minimal touches to elevate their invites, like vellum wraps or wax seals. Champagne-colored (warm silver) foil is also huge.” —Karla Lim w r i t t e n wor d c a l l ig r a ph y,

DECKLED EDGES

GOLD LETTERING

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Dinner and Dancing card from the Madison suite, ChathamandCaron.com; Fern Wreath design wax seal, from $70, Plume Calligraphy, Artisaire.com; sealing wax and wax seals, Artisaire.com; Payneswick invitation suite, from $1,140 for 100, EstherClark.co; Opulent suite, from $825 for 100, WrittenWord Calligraphy.com

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“Acrylics are becoming super popular for weddings, and for good reason. They can be done very modern or more traditional, and it's always unexpected and fresh.” —Patty Gibbons l i t t l e b l a c k d r e s s pa p e r i e , mor r istow n, nj

“I'm loving the combination of organic and contemporary styles, like deckled edges and typography.” —La Rue Pulido l i t t l e c a r a bao st u dio, austin, t x

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MAKE THE MOST OF THE BEST PARTY YOU’LL EVER THROW WITH THESE TIMING TIPS.

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H AV E Y O U R F I R ST DA NCE Whether you want to show off your salsa moves or wow with your (okay, slightly modified) rendition of Dirty Dancing’s signature scene, plan to have your first dance immediately after your entrance into the reception. If you’re not a pair who loves center stage, sway for a few minutes, then have your DJ or band segue right into an upbeat song. That’s your wedding party’s cue to storm the dance floor and get your guests moving.

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GI V E TOA STS

when to

GR EET YOU R GU E STS

During dinner tends to be the best time for speeches—everyone is sitting, and music isn’t blaring. The hosts (whether it’s your parents or yourselves) usually kick off the meal with a greeting, then the honor attendants follow soon after with their toasts. If other friends would like to share some stories, encourage them to speak at the rehearsal dinner, and keep the main event speeches short, sweet and PG-13. PG-

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Before you race to the bar and down a signature cocktail, make time for a little schmoozing. To score face time with everyone from your college roomie to Great Aunt Vera, organize a receiving line as guests exit your ceremony. Not into that idea? Plan on using your cocktail hour (or part of dinner) to make the rounds and flash those new wedding rings.

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Keeping Time

when to

CUT THE CAK E

when to

SIGN THE K ETUBAH

We know what you’re thinking—ASAP, right? While the temptation to dig in may be strong, most couples wait until the last hour of the reception to start slicing. If you prefer a more private moment, simply do it to the side with your photog instead of making it a big to-do. Trust us, guests will be too busy on the dance floor to notice.

The ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract traditionally signed by the couple and their witnesses ahead of the wedding ceremony. Modern or mixed-faith couples often take the signing public and share the moment in front of all their guests, or even invite everyone present to sign their names onto an oversize document that doubles as art.

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EAST COAST CONNEC TICUT / DEL AWARE / M AINE / M ARYL AND / M ASSACHUSET TS / NEW HA MPSHIRE / NEW JERSEY / NEW YORK / PENNSYLVANIA / RHODE ISL AND / VERMONT / VIRGINIA / WASHINGTON, DC / WEST VIRGINIA

On the East Coast, a penchant for timeless, quality pieces and a red, white and blue palette (naturally) runs deep.

Stagg EKG+ electric pour-over kettle, $199, FellowProducts.com

Palm Beach Classic mirror in Blue, $495, ShopSocietySocial.com Electric toothbrushes, from $30 each, GetQuip.com

Charlotte Street East dinnerware, $80 for 4-piece set, Kate Spade New York, BedBathandBeyond.com

Google Home, $129, BestBuy.com

64%

of East Coast couples add everyday china to their registry—think no glitz, glam or gold.

Harper flutes, $49 for 2, Marquis by Waterford, Waterford.com

24%

Mara napkins in Raspberry, $34 for 4, Noritake, Macys.com

Forma chair in Meteorite Gray, $699, Article.com

of East Coast to-be-weds opt for crystal stemware. Oh you fancy, huh?

Beach house storage bin, from $17, TheContainerStore.com

La Classica flatware, $72 for 5-piece set, Villeroy & Boch, Bloomingdales.com

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of couples from this region consider flatware a must-have.

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A love for the great outdoors and the country’s most jaw-dropping natural landscapes make for a calm, cool and casual lifestyle in the Mountain states. Joshua Tree No. 10 print, from $31, Wilder California, Minted.com

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Anson 32-inch wood burning steel fire bowl, $329, Real Flame, HomeDepot.com

Embrace chair in Rose Pink, $699, Article.com

23%

of newlyweds in this region upgrade their home with a (so totally adult) furniture pick.

Cast iron skillet, from $15, Lodge, Williams-Sonoma.com

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Copper-plated mixing bowls, $70 for 3, SurLaTable.com

Heirloom dinner plates in Blush, $64 for 4, Fortessa, Wayfair.com

Wild Eve rug, from $78, LuluandGeorgia.com

Jumbo domino set, $99, MarkandGraham.com

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28% OF REGIONAL DUOS ASK FOR OUTDOOR GEAR. IF YOU CAN LOVE EACH OTHER IN A TENT, YOU CAN LOVE EACH OTHER ANYWHERE.

Co-op Trail 65 pack in Vin Rouge, $189, REI.com

Bluetooth stereo turntable, $80, Victrola, BestBuy.com

West Wind 4-person dome tent, $200, Cabelas.com

of Mountain couples wish-listed games. May we suggest the loser gets laundry duty?

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Pink glass cake stand, $82, Mosser Glass, Goop.com

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Deco Leaves cheese set with knife, $375, L’Objet, JungLeeNY.com

From fine china to kitchen appliances, the states in the South are all about the pretty and the practical, y’all. Artisan series 5-quart stand mixer in Ice, $500, KitchenAid.com

82%

of couples register for kitchen appliances, including the iconic KitchenAid. Silicone utensils with bamboo handles, $6 each, Crateand Barrel.com

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850ml ceramic French press in Gray, $120, YieldDesign.co

Pure Cool purifying fan DP04, $450, Dyson.com

Breezy Magnolia comforter set, $170 for full/queen, Kate Spade New York, Bloomingdales.com

76%

of couples down South are cozying up with some new bedding postwedding.

Orsay Corinthe dinner plate, $115, Philippe Deshoulieres, MichaelCFina.com

21%

Pineapple ceramic cookie jar, $15, WorldMarket.com

of Southerners register for fine china.

Stainless steel steak knives and carving knife and fork, $180 for 10-piece set, Wüsthof, Williams-Sonoma.com

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Claudine towels in Olive Green, $57 for 6-piece set, Birch Lane, Wayfair.com

Mavic Pro Quadcopter with remote controller, $1,000, DJI, BestBuy.com

MIDWEST ILLINOIS / INDIANA / IOWA / K ANSAS / MICHIGAN / MINNESOTA / MISSOURI / NEBR ASK A / NORTH DAKOTA / OHIO / SOUTH DAKOTA / WISCONSIN

Midwesterners have big love for pro-worthy cooking gear and anything that scores them the title of Grill Master.

Portland hardwood hanging porch swing with rope, from $330, AllModern.com

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of Midwestern couples make the most of their outdoor space by registering for patio items.

Advanced Umber cookware, $400 for 14-piece set, Anolon, BedBathand Beyond.com Goldtouch nonstick muffin pan, $33, Williams-Sonoma.com

Alpine flannel robe, $128, SerenaandLily.com

Sycamore green baking dish, $25, CrateandBarrel.com

Echo Spot in White, $130, Amazon.com

Genesis II 4-burner propane gas grill in Copper, $899, Weber, HomeDepot.com

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West Coast is the best coast—at least when it comes to relaxed living essentials and funding the honeymoon (or house, or family) of your dreams. White stone diffuser, $119, Vitruvi.com

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Forty-two percent of West Coast couples register for cash gifts. Follow suit by using The Knot Newlywed Fund—that way guests can contribute toward whatever you please, whether it’s your honeymoon, a new home, tango classes or even adoption.

THERE ARE 50+ SCENTS, ALL REMINISCENT OF YOUR FAVE PLACE. PICK ONE TO MAKE YOUR NEW HOME SMELL LIKE, WELL, HOME.

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SECRET BAY DOMINICA, WEST INDIES WHAT TO KNOW Though it sustained significant damage during the hurricanes, Secret Bay is reopening in November and will feature brand-new amenities, like a restaurant and wellness center, as well as updated accommodations— including six free-standing villas, each with a private plunge pool. Looking for a lush backdrop for an intimate wedding? Exchange vows on one of Secret Bay’s secluded beaches, private decks or breathtaking cliff tops. MUST-DOS Get in touch with your wild side and go for a nature hike on the Waitukubuli National Trail, or sign up for night snorkeling to see nocturnal water life in action. At sunset, head to the on-site restaurant for locally sourced dishes and stunning panoramas. SecretBay.dm >>

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YES, YOU CAN ACTUALLY REGISTER FOR THESE Half of couples on The Knot Newlywed Fund register for activities or items for their honeymoon. These are a few faves, plus their locales.

HILTON PONCE GOLF & CASINO RESORT, PUERTO RICO WHAT TO KNOW The Hilton resort located in Ponce reopened last

December after undergoing more than $3 million in renovations, which included its rooms, lobby, fitness center and banquet areas. The hotel offers a variety of outdoor and indoor spaces perfect for destination affairs (a one-night stay for the newlyweds is included). MUST-DOS Up for some friendly competition? Grab your clubs and head to the 27-hole golf course. Afterward, cool off with a dip in the updated pool, or enjoy the surf on its beach. End the night putting some cash on black in the casino. Hilton.com

HAWKS CAY RESORT, KEY WEST

WHAT TO KNOW After suffering from cosmetic damage, the Four Seasons—the largest employer on Anguilla—reopened in March with an island and resort blessing ceremony. Located on Barnes and Meads bays, the resort has 70 guest rooms, 50 suites (including its ocean-view studio rooftop suite) and 24 villas, which are perfect for getting ready with your bridesmaids or groomsmen before your ceremony on the terrace. MUST-DOS Visit the resort’s Sea Centre to set up a prime spot on the beach—umbrella included— or sign up for kitesurfing and stand-up paddleboarding. For some postwedding relaxation, indulge in a couple’s treatment at the spa. FourSeasons.com/anguilla

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summer, took the significant hurricane damage as an opportunity to redesign its 177 guest rooms and lobby, and introduce a new fine-dining experience. Its wedding venues have also been refreshed. If you want a luxe beach vibe, but are worried about the weather, celebrate in its ballroom overlooking the ocean (no plan B needed). MUST-DOS Check out the brand-new, adults-only Oasis Cay and lounge next to the Tranquility Pool while you get your drink on at its bar with views of the Atlantic. Plus, the resort can arrange an intimate dinner for two poolside or on the beach— yes, please. HawksCay.com

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STAY Check in a short walk away from Bourbon Street at NOPSI Hotel and you’ll have a rooftop with a pool, bar and views at your disposal, and lots of Southern hospitality to boot. Or book the king suite—with more than enough room for four—at Hilton New Orleans in the French Quarter. EAT It doesn’t take reservations, but if you can get in (aka, make sure your crew can wake up at 8 a.m. or hire someone to stand in line for you—yes, that’s a thing ) renowned Galatoire’s offers a decadent brunch with seriously fun vibes and the Creole cuisine the city’s famous for. Otherwise, you can roll out of bed and head straight to Brennan’s (get the bananas Fosters for dessert), or find your hangover fix at Willa Jean in the Warehouse District with some homemade biscuits. For less conventional fare, go to Maypop for Southern-Asian fusion, or if you’re craving barbecue, try Blue Oak BBQ. And of course, don’t miss the sinful beignets at Café Du Monde.

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PLAY Balance out your meals with walking tours of the French Quarter, the oldest and most historic section of the city. Scope out some outdoor markets—and do some damage shopping—around Jackson Square, the Frenchmen Art Market, and the Garden and Arts districts. You can also hit up Haunted History Tours if you and your crew are in the mood to get spooked via a “haunted” pub crawl, voodoo altar visits or graveyard bus rides. Laissez les bon temps rouler (aka, let the good times roll). DRINK You have to hit up Bourbon Street where your bar options run the gamut— iconic ones include Pat O’Brien’s and Cat’s Meow. Swing by Drink Lab (make a reservation first) where you and your ladies can create your own craft cocktails in a private lounge setting with a mixology instructor. Another local haunt your girls will enjoy is The Carousel Bar & Lounge, which features—yes—a circular bar that slowly revolves like a carousel. It’s like nothing you’ve ever seen. LISTEN New Orleans is famous for its live music and brass bands, and you’ll find the best jazz along Bourbon Street and the lesser known—but equally charming— Frenchmen Street. A neighborhood favorite is Cafe Negril, where you can dance the night away. You can also two-step with your ladies at The Maison, which features a wraparound second-floor balcony (a New Orleans staple) that will give you the backdrop you need for that perfect NOLA photo op.

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Make your wedding website do work. Not sure where to begin? Head to TheKnot.com to choose from hundreds of free designs you can personalize. Oh, and we’ll help you along the way too. First things first, guests need to know the who-what-where-when of your nuptials. Include vital details along with an itinerary of events (only the ones everyone’s invited to), complete with locations and start times. Add any helpful extras too, like dress code (“on the beach—wear flats”) and online RSVPs.

Guests will be coming from everywhere, taking all sorts of transportation. Tell them the closest airports and train stations, plus the best driving routes and tips regarding traffic or planned construction. If taxis and Ubers are hard to come by at your destination, let people know and consider pre-arranging transportation. If your wedding locale is outside the US, indicate the necessary travel documents, like passports or visas. And don’t forget to share how guests can get to and from the wedding.

The easiest way to ensure affordable guest accommodations is to set up a hotel room block—or several. (HotelPlanner .com makes it easy.) You can suggest a few properties at various price points and alternatives like Airbnbs. Just make sure they’re all close to the main event.

Is there a hike at your destination that offers up some pretty awesome views? Or a spot that serves the best jerk chicken? Share those faves with guests. It’s likely your friends and fam will be making a little vacay out of your wedding, so give them plenty of options of what to see and do around the area.

Guests want to buy you something you want, so don’t keep that info to yourself. Share all of your registries on your wedding website, making them easy to find. This is especially important if you’re tying the knot away from home. Chances are, some of your guests may not be able to make the trip, but they’ll still want to celebrate you with a gift. Use The Knot universal registry to register for anything, anywhere (yes, anywhere). Or if your wedding weekend in the Bahamas is a kick-off to an island-hopping honeymoon, have guests contribute to your getaway through The Knot Newlywed Fund.

Guests may use your wedding as a little vacay of their own. Share some fun things to do on your website.

SET UP YOUR WEDDING WEBSITE We’re telling you—your wedding website is going to be your new best friend, especially for a destination affair. You can answer most of guests’ questions in one spot. Choose from so many fun (free!) design options on The Knot. And don’t forget to include personal details too, like your love story or wedding party bios.

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VENUE Hanging heliconias and birds-of-paradise were “just dripping from above,” Sarah says. “It brought the jungle inside.”

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STATIONERY A watercolor suite that included a map of the Fiji islands readied 126 guests for the destination wedding. POOL PARTY Travelers were encouraged to “bring out their inner mermaid” for the Thursday celebration featuring boozy Blue Lagoon ice pops, doughnuts and local accessories. REHEARSAL The tiki-themed beach barbecue called for tropical prints and flower crowns. Partygoers sipped Fiji Fires (pineapple margaritas) and Tiki Tikis (passion fruit mojitos) and grazed from a Mongolian buffet, then took in performances by hula and fire dancers. LOCATION “It was important to incorporate all the beautiful things Fiji and its people have to offer,” says Sarah, who also organized waterfall tours.

hough Sarah Horowitz (34 and a photographer)—a self-described “total travel junkie”—and Euripides Poulidis (36 and a sales professional) globe-trot often, they chose to wed in a place they’d never visited: Fiji. “I loved the idea of making new memories in a new place,” Sarah says. The bash kicked off on Wednesday, with guests partaking in a kava (the unofficial drink of Fiji) ceremony. On Saturday, the “jungle-chic” wedding started with rain forest “I dos,” followed by a dinner of wild fern salad, fresh fish, vudi vakasoso (plantains baked in coconut sauce) and other local eats. A backdrop at the venue read “our greatest adventure,” truly summing up the spirit of the newlyweds and the gathering. —Becky Murray

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BRIDESMAIDS Inspired by the color of ginger flowers, Sarah asked her bridesmaids to choose their own pink gowns. DÉCOR Monstera leaves, gold flatware and macramé place mats, plus arrangements with protea and elephant ear, brought exotic flair to the tablescapes. FIRST DANCE Sarah’s friend covered “Strangers” by The Kinks on the ukulele. Euripides sent Sarah the lyrics once they started dating, then played the song during his proposal. CEREMONY “It felt like a rain forest church,” Sarah says of the jungle location. “Guests could hear the waterfall and the Fijian singers, who performed out of view, making it seem like the rain forest was singing to them.” Bamboo baskets were filled with petals, and guests kept cool with hand-held fans.

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Ceremony & Reception Site Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa, Savusavu, Fiji Photography Allan Zepeda and Brooke Jonsson/Allan Zepeda Photography Videography Blue Kite Cinema Event Planning Ali Phillips/Engaging Events by Ali Event Design Wedding: Candice Coppola Jubilee Events; rehearsal dinner: Aimee Monihan/Tropical Occasions Floral Design & Draping Events by Nadia Gown Rue De Seine, Lovely Bride, New York City Hair Cindy Stirling Makeup and Hair; Via Dolce Salon Makeup Forte Makeup Studio; Makeup Therapy Veil Viktoria Novak Shoes Melissa Engagement & Wedding Rings WWAKE Bridesmaid Dresses Various Formalwear Hugo Boss Stationery TPD Design House Rentals Nüage Designs; Rosie Holidays Fiji; Staging Connections Catering, Cake & Dessert Koro Sun Resort & Rainforest Spa Music The Flashdance

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DRESS With the help of two seamstresses, Becky transformed her mother’s original long-sleeve wedding gown into a custom lace appliqué design. “We removed the top layers of tulle and converted one of those layers into a veil,” she says. CEREMONY The university’s Lee Chapel was a fitting choice for the ceremony, thanks to its storied past. “Danny and I attended formal gatherings there as students, so it felt fitting to mark a milestone like marriage within its walls,” Becky says. BRIDESMAIDS Becky outfitted her bridal party in metallic jacquard floral-print skirts, and they chose the tops themselves. BLOOMS Waxflower, ranunculus and garden roses made up her bouquet, while gold-painted magnolia leaf wreaths adorned the chapel doors.

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MENU In lieu of a seated dinner, Southern fare like pimento grilled cheese and chicken and biscuits was served at interactive food stations. RECEPTION The newlyweds shared a lively first dance to Earth, Wind & Fire’s cover of “Gotta Get You Into My Life.” “Kicking off the dancing with an upbeat tune like that set the party off right,” Becky says. DÉCOR White pumpkins, gold flatware, magnolia-shaped votives and fruit-filled centerpieces topped dining tables arranged under a clear-top tent. DESSERT Three distinct cakes were called in for the occasion: a cinnamon-cream-cheese-filled carrot cake, a lemon poppy seed confection and “the ultimate coconut cake” shipped directly from Becky’s favorite Charleston restaurant, Peninsula Grill.

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Decadent Desserts In addition to cake, guests noshed on ice cream sandwiches wrapped in paper sleeves stamped with the couple’s logo.

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Ingredients Our wedding felt celebratory but not sloppy, and traditional but not old-fashioned. —BECKY TA K E O U R S T Y L E Q U I Z TO C R E AT E YO U R È O W N W E D D I N G V I S I O N BY D OW N LOA D I N G The Knot Wedding Planner app

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Ceremony Site Lee Chapel, Lexington, VA Reception Site Stoneridge Bed & Breakfast, Glasgow, VA Photography Katie Stoops Photography Day-Of Coordinator Debbie Friedman Flowers University Florist Officiant Bruce Austin (bride’s uncle) Gown Ceremony: vintage; reception: White by Vera Wang, David’s Bridal Hair Encore Salon Makeup Tracey Lackey Jacket Express Shoes Ceremony: Kate Spade New York; reception: Asos.com Engagement Ring Neves Jewelers Wedding Rings BlueNile .com Bridesmaid Skirts Asos.com Formalwear Hugo Boss; Saks Fifth Avenue; The TieBar.com Stationery Invitations: The Paper Princess; calligraphy: Emily Floyd; Paperglaze Calligraphy; monogram: Rebecca Busby Donald Rentals Aztec Rental; Cloth Connection; Gibson Rental; MS Events; Tidy Services Catering CHEFS Catering Cakes Kitty Falls; Peninsula Grill; Sweet Treats Bakery Desserts Wonderment Bakeshop & Creamery Music Four Seasons String Quartet; General Admission; Trademark/EastCoast Entertainment Transportation Buena Vista School District

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SETTING “Marfa made me proud to be Texan in a new way,” Lesley says of its arts scene. “I always knew I wanted to share it with Dongwoo.”

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TRADITIONS Once the paebaek, or bowing ceremony, wrapped, Dongwoo’s parents threw jujubes (dates) in the pair’s direction, representing healthy children. FASHION “I’d been looking for this Princess Leia/Star Wars aesthetic that’s sort of ‘space Western,’ ” Lesley says of her silk crepe gown. TRANSPORTATION The newlyweds left the church in Lesley’s dad’s ’70s Chevelle. BRIDESMAIDS The crew wore gold gowns and styled their braided updos with pearl and jade hair combs as a nod to Dongwoo’s Korean culture. They carried eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, ferns and gyp. STATIONERY Lesley designed the day’s paper pieces using white foil and rich texture. “It was something I dreamed of more than the dress, flowers or anything else,” she says.

love for design united art directors Lesley Griffith (31) and Dongwoo Kim (30) from the start. Particularly, they bonded over their respect for minimalist pioneer Donald Judd. Lesley, a Texas native, had her heart set on a wedding in Marfa, and as fate would have it, they were able to book The Chinati Foundation, the home of Judd’s work, as their venue. “It was kind of full circle and a dream come true for us,” Dongwoo says. The creative pair styled their day with textbook Judd elements: cement and aluminum décor and light-as-air accents. In addition to focusing on fine art, they also worked to blend their Korean and Texan backgrounds. “We wanted to create new traditions together,” Lesley says. —BM

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COLOR PALET TE Earth Tones Sage, burgundy and navy set against a backdrop of ivory and metallics.

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Ceremony Site St. Paul's Marfa, Marfa, TX Reception Site The Arena at The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX Photography Clayton Austin Videography 31 Films Event Planning Lizzy Wetzel/Magic Hour Marfa Floral Design Floriography Officiant Pastor Jeff Smith Gown Calvin Klein, New York City Hair Mary Curran Makeup Erin Lee Smith Engagement Ring Irene Neuwirth Wedding Rings Bittersweets NY Earrings Jennifer Fisher; Monique Péan Shoes Rochas Bridesmaid Dresses BlushFashion, Etsy.com Formalwear Giorgio Armani; groomsmen: J.Crew Stationery Invitations, programs & menus: DIY; escort & place cards: Ashley Buzzy Rentals The Chinati Foundation Catering Paul's Kitchen Cake Tous Les Jours Music The Spazmatics/Gulf Coast Entertainment Photo Booth Smilebooth Favors Amazon.com; Little Boo Boo Bakery; Sticker Robot

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SETTING Burlap linens, magnolia, and hanging ferns and ruscus were natural choices for the indooroutdoor venue.

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ATTIRE The grooms and their party wore paisley ties. Andy added orange lining, stitching and buttons to his suit, while Matt incorporated purple lining. CENTERPIECES Laser-cut votives and wood boxes holding snapdragons, ranunculus, roses, begonias, eucalyptus, scabiosa and lisianthus decorated the tables. CEREMONY The to-be-weds walked down the aisle with their moms, then said their vows in front of an autumn-inspired backdrop. COCKTAIL HOUR Guests sipped Matt-hattans and Bow-cardis, named after the grooms CAKE “We knew we wanted to incorporate nature, plants and as much orange as possible,” Andy says of their fondant treat: an ombré cake that topped a treelike tier and was finished with sugar flowers.

ndy Bow (below left, 28 and self-employed) is responsible for the largely orange palette of his and Matt Thompson’s (27 and a senior analyst) October nuptials. He’s always been a man of bold tastes, surprising Matt with a full-on proposal even after the pair had quietly decided over sushi that they’d make their status official. Months later, they attended a wedding at Jorgensen Farms and knew they’d found their spot. “I liked the idea of having a wedding outside in nature with trees—but the greenhouse was really what attracted us to the venue,” Matt says. The location also informed the day’s style. “I wanted the wedding to feel rustic, modest, colorful and fresh—like a greenhouse,” Andy says. —BM

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Ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove, New Albany, OH Photography Rachel Joy Barehl Planning Jorgensen Farms Oak Grove Event Visual Design, Styling & Florals Natural Designs Officiant Chase Waits Formalwear Godfrys Men’s & Women’s Clothier, Columbus, OH Engagement Ring Reusch Jewelers Wedding Ring Worthington Jewelers Stationery Natural Designs; invitations: The Wedding Shop, Shutterfly.com Rentals Jorgensen Farms; La Tavola; Natural Designs; T-rriffic Table Linens Catering Jorgensen Farms Cake Short North Piece of Cake Music Buckeye Entertainment Favors Lynd Fruit Farm Honeymoon Ecuador

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BRIDESMAIDS “I’m an only child, so my friends are my family—they’re everything to me,” Stephanie says of sharing a sentimental first look with her bridal party. “The expressions on their faces were priceless.” DESSERT Slices of salted pretzel, German chocolate and confetti cakes from Milk Bar were served, along with pineapple and mango gummy bears that doubled as sweet party favors. PROCESSIONAL With no young family members to appoint as flower girls, Stephanie and Storm designated their grandmothers as the day’s honorable “flower grannies.” “They were there to spread love and rose petals,” Stephanie says. “We told them our vision for the day and they both showed up dressed to impress.”

s much as Stephanie Williams (32 and an actress) and Storm Gunraj (34 and an area manager) planned and prepped leading up to their October nuptials, they never would’ve guessed that temperatures would reach a sweltering 80 degrees on that day. “I threw on a second dress about an hour before our wedding was over because of the heat,” Stephanie says of her spontaneous outfit change. Both a live band and DJ performed reggae and hip-hop hits during the reception, which was outfitted with berry, coral and dusty-pink details. “We danced our butts off,” Stephanie says. “People would try to talk to us throughout the night, but Storm and I would just run off toward the dance floor.” —RS

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An ice cream truck reminded us of our carefree childhood in New York City. —STEPHANIE TA K E O U R S T Y L E Q U I Z TO C R E AT E YO U R È O W N W E D D I N G V I S I O N BY D OW N LOA D I N G The Knot Wedding Planner app

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Destination Design PROPERTY BROTHERS STAR DREW SCOTT AND LINDA PHAN CELEBRATED IN STYLE WITH AN EPIC ITALIAN WEDDING WEEKEND.

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hey say home is where the heart is, and it’s a notion that rings true for design-minded duo Linda Phan and Drew Scott of HGTV fame. Despite being over 6,000 miles away from home on the day of their “I dos” in Puglia, Italy, the couple managed to draw inspiration from their Los Angeles abode by cutting into a towering cake painted with a gilded herringbone pattern. “The design mirrored our floorboards,” Linda says. “We wanted every personal detail to have our signatures on it.” Linda honored her groom’s heritage with a lisianthus- and jasmine-filled bouquet wrapped in fabric from the Scott clan tartan, while a tea ceremony paid homage to her Chinese roots. “My favorite moment was holding Drew’s hands at the altar,” Linda says of their ceremony, which called for a bagpipe performance and seating signage that encouraged guests to choose a side based on their pizza or pasta preference. A risotto-fueled dance party followed, where 300 partygoers celebrated until 5 a.m.

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ATTIRE Linda’s first dress, a hand-beaded silk gown, was embellished with pearls.

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REAL WEDDINGS CEREMONY Linda and Drew were surrounded by guests on all sides underneath a lush four-post altar draped with wisteria.

DÉCOR The dolce vita–themed dinner party called for art deco–inspired elements and colorful prints reminiscent of the couple’s favorite destinations.

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DESSERT Bite-size biscuits stamped with Scottish symbols and Chinese “double happiness” characters cascaded down the four-tier buttercream cake.

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Ingredients Ceremony & Reception Site Borgo Egnazia, Savelletri di Fasano, Italy Photography Dennys Ilic Photography; Jessica Earnshaw Videography Scott Brothers Entertainment Planner Oany Ravelo Floral & Event Design Vincenzo Dascanio Officiant Rodney Gabay (friend) Gowns Claire Pettibone Hair & Makeup Annalee Belle; Marnie Brooks Shoes Nicholas Kirkwood Wedding Rings The Devil’s Workshop Formalwear Ceremony: Claymore Imports; reception: Gotstyle Bridesmaid Dresses Reformation Invitations Paperless Post Rentals Fortessa Tableware Solutions Catering Borgo Egnazia Cake Butter&/Cake Hunters Entertainment DJ Wes Parham Dance Lessons Emma Slater; Sasha Farber Gifts Cloroom; Fortessa Tableware Solutions; Lug; ME to WE; Swanky Badger Charity WE Charity

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ENTERTAINMENT The wedding party wowed the crowd with an elaborate dance performance choreographed by Drew’s former Dancing With the Stars partner, Emma Slater, and her husband.

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wedding gowns 101 We know your first priority—finding the (other) one—your dress.

gown silhouette styles trumpet gown

mermaid gown

The skirt in this gown style extends from the bustline. It’s a great choice for pear-shaped brides because it disguises the hips.

The skirt in this style flares out just below the hips, creating a semi-full skirt (shaped like the bell of a trumpet) without extra volume and bulk.

This gown is a bit more fitted and flares out at the knee (or lower). It’s a great silhouette for showing off curves.

a-line gown

ball gown

sheath

This universally flattering style hugs the torso and has a flared skirt in, you guessed it, an A-shape.

The ball gown has a fitted bodice and a dramatic full skirt. Busty brides will love this shape because it creates balanced proportions.

This slim, form-fitting silhouette hugs the body from head-to-toe. It’s the perfect look for casual, intimate weddings.

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empire-waist gown

finding the right white skin tone Dark go for Stark white, or almost any shade

gown shopping pointers HEAD TO A TRUSTWORTHY SALON Don’t know where to begin? Download The Knot Wedding Lookbook app or visit TheKnot.com/marketplace to find local bridal salons that carry our featured designers.

skin tone Medium with olive tones go for Champagne or diamond white skin tone Medium with yellow tones go for Off-white or creamy ivory skin tone Fair and pink-toned skin go for Ivory

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madison james

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wedding party 101 The least you need to know to coordinate your wedding party’s look.

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bridesmaids • For a modern, but still put-together look—pick the color and fabric, but consider letting your bridesmaids choose the neckline and silhouette.

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• When shopping, bring one or two bridesmaids—maybe the bridesmaid who has the body or coloring that’s most similar to the rest of the bridal party, or the bridesmaid who is the most difficult to fit. • Ask for your bridesmaids’ advice, but make the final decision yourself. You’re the one who knows the big picture—overall look, formality and people’s budgets—best.

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• The bridesmaids should try to place their orders at the same time to ensure that the dresses will be made from the same dye lot. • Allow three months’ delivery and alteration time for the dresses. • Don’t forget the extras. Should the bridesmaids all have the same shoes, jewelry, hairstyles, handbags or wraps? Communicate your desires clearly to your girls. Email works great for this.

sweetheart neckline

scoop neckline

one-shoulder neckline

groom & groomsmen • Brush up on your tuxedo terms and take a peek in your own closet before you begin suit shopping. This will give you an idea of what style you like best—notched or shawl lapel, standard or spread collar.

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• The groomsmen should dress around the groom. A consistent look is great, but the groom should sport some detail (a boutonniere, tie or pocket square) that differentiates him from the pack. shawl lapel

notched lapel

• The tuxedo is classic, but consider all your options. Marrying by the beach? Try a more casual jacket and trousers. Having an ultra-formal wedding? Pick a cutaway coat, gray-striped trousers, gray vest and ascot.

peaked lapel

• Should you rent or buy? If you don’t attend many formal events or if your weight is frequently in flux, renting may be the way to go. If you’ll have three or four more good uses for a tux, the suit will pay for itself.

flower girls & ring bearers • Flower girls and ring bearers don’t have to match the adults perfectly, but they should certainly fit in with the formality of the event. The only exception: Tuxedos aren’t necessary (and may not be available) for tykes under six. Our trick—substitute a black suit and a bow tie. • Be sure to dress your flower girl or ring bearer appropriately for their age. Strapless or halter dresses may be too sophisticated for the little ones (even with a cardigan), while overly froufrou tulle dresses might not look right on, say, a 10-year-old.

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$ – $$ on the web clv.com collection bridesmaids styles 41770/77273, 41770/20113, 41770/88773, 41770/88783, 41770/77263, 41770/77233

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ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

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ARUBA

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Aruban Florin (AFl), US dollar

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British

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Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

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US dollar

CAYMAN ISLANDS

Greater Antilles/British

English

Cayman Island dollar (CI), US dollar

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CURAÇAO

Netherlands Antilles/Dutch

Dutch, English, Spanish, Papiamento*

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Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English, Local Patois**

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Greater Antilles/ Spanish

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Dominican peso (RD$)

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GRENADA

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC)

4/NYC, 9/Chicago, 12/Dallas, 17.5/LA

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Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English, Creole

Euro

7/NYC, 8/Chicago, 8/Dallas, 12/LA

Antilles-Info-Tourisme.com/guadeloupe

Greater Antilles/ British

English, Local Patois**

Jamaican dollar (J$)

4/NYC, 6/Chicago, 5/Dallas, 7.5/LA

VisitJamaica.com

Lesser Antilles/ French

Creole, French, English

Euro

11/NYC, 23/Chicago 23/Dallas, 13/LA

(011) 0596-61-61-77 (212) 838-6887

DOMINICA

GUADELOUPE

JAMAICA

MARTINIQUE

Yes

Bahamas.com

English

BONAIRE

Yes

Aruba.com

Lesser Antilles/ British

BARBADOS

Yes

Yes

VisitBarbados.org

(800) bonaire

Yes

(212) 889-9009

Yes

Yes

Curacao.com

Yes

Dominica.dm

(800) 723-6138

Yes

(800) 927-9554

Yes

(011) 590-590-82-0930

No

(800) 233-4582

Yes

No

Martinique.org

MONTSERRAT

NEVIS & ST. KITTS

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

5/NYC, 9/Chicago, 8/Dallas, 11/LA

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

6/NYC, 6/Chicago, 16/Dallas, 10/LA

(664) 491-2230

Yes

VisitMontserrat.com

(800) 582-6208 &

Yes

(866) 556-3847 StKittsTourism.kn & NevisIsland.com

PUERTO RICO

Spanish, English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

Dutch, English, Papiamento*

US dollar

4/NYC, 5/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 10/LA

(800) 866-7827 SeePuertoRico.com

7/NYC, 8/Chicago, 9/Dallas, 13/LA

(011) 599-416-2231 & (011) 599-318-2433

(011) 590-590-27-8727

5/NYC, 7/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 10/LA

(800) 372-usvi

4/NYC, 8/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 11/LA

(800) 372-usvi

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

7/NYC, 10/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 12/LA

(888) 4-stlucia

Dutch, Papiamento*, English

Netherlands Antilles guilder (NAFl), US dollar

6/NYC, 7/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 12/LA

(800) 786-2278

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

6/NYC, 7/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 12/LA

(877) 956-1234

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

3.5/NYC, 8/Chicago, 7/Dallas, 11/LA

(800) 372-usvi

ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

Lesser Antilles/ French-British

English

TORTOLA & VIRGIN GORDA

Lesser Antilles, BVI/British

English

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

British

English, French, Spanish, Hindi

Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TT), US dollar

8/NYC, 9/Chicago, 11/Dallas, 12/LA

GoTrinidadandTobago.com

TURKS & CAICOS

British

English, Creole

US dollar

4/NYC, 7/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 13/LA

TurksandCaicosTourism.com

ST. JOHN

ST. LUCIA

ST. MAARTEN

ST. MARTIN

ST. THOMAS

Lesser Antilles/ French

French, English

Euro, US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

US dollar

Lesser Antilles, USVI/US

English

Lesser Antilles/ British

English, Creole Patois

Lesser Antilles/ Dutch

US dollar

East Caribbean dollar (EC), US dollar

8/NYC, 10/Chicago, 14/LA

US dollar

5/NYC, 7.5/Chicago, 6/Dallas, 10/LA

No

(St. Eustatius)

No

St-Barths.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

Yes

StLucia.org

Yes

St-Maarten.com

No

St-Martin.org

Yes

VisitUSVI.com

(800) 729-1726

Yes

DiscoverSVG.com

(800) 835-8530

Yes

BVITourism.com

(868) 675-7034

(800) 241-0824

Yes

Yes

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LUSH FLORA

PACKAGES

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TENNIS

BEACHES

ECO-TOURISM

HURRICANE-SAFE

MUSIC

PEACE & QUIET

SAILING

WATER SPORTS

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6/NYC, 10/Chicago 19/Dallas, 14.5/LA

ST. CROIX

Yes

(Saba)

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ST. BARTHELEMY

Yes

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Greater Antilles/ US

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About 700 islands make up the Bahamas, tossed across the lower Atlantic between Florida and Cuba. Only 30 of them are inhabited. 2 The water is so clear in the Bahamas that divers experience visibility of up to 200 feet.

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The biggest eyefuls of coral are off Andros (home to the world’s third-largest barrier reef, with 140 miles of coral and cathedral-like caves), Bimini (where you can also find dolphins and sea turtles), Eleuthera/Harbour Island and the Exuma Islands. 4 Nassau, the capital city, is extra-crowded during March and April, when spring-breakers invade. It is also one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. 5 Grand Bahama Island, the fourth-largest island in the chain, is only a 50-minute flight from Miami and exudes an airy, spread-out feel compared to busy Nassau. Take diving lessons or browse dutyfree bounty at the International Bazaar or the Port Lucaya Marketplace in Freeport.

Looking for excitement? Don’t miss Junkanoo, a Bahamian costume parade in which people dance to copper cowbells, goombay drums and whistles. The parade goes from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. (yeah, you read that right) on December 26 and January 1. 7 The Abaco islands are famous for sailing and bird-watching, while the Exumas and Pelican Cays feature incredible land and sea parks. 8 Popular cuisine includes locally grown guava, mangoes, papaya and plantains with conch, kingfish, wahoo and grouper—all washed down with pineapple wine from Eleuthera. 9 Boats are available for chartering or group tours, including Sail Nassau’s two multimillion-dollar Racers, where you can take the helm or just sit back and feel the wind in your hair. 10 The Bahamas are just a 75-minute plane trip from Florida, making them a quick trip for destination weddings and honeymoons alike. SHUTTERSTOCK

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he Luxury Included® Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas, is an oceanfront resort set along a pristine one-mile beach boasting some of the world’s clearest waters, a Greg Norman–designed golf course and a world-class marina. The resort includes gourmet dining at 11 restaurants, premium spirits, and unlimited land and water sports—plus gratuities and Sandals airport transfers. The 16,000-square-foot Red 877-SANDALS Lane® Spa further enhances this 500-acre resort, set Sandals.com on one of the Bahamas’ most beautiful Out Islands.

t the Bahamas’ most elegant resort, experience a cultured European ambience with island warmth—with two epic oceanfront pools, a posh Red Lane® Spa and 10 gourmet restaurants. The modernized Windsor Tower accommodations are spacious and luxurious, and includes Sandals iconic Swim-up Suites. The Balmoral Village has luxurious rooms, some with oversized balconies. Just offshore, an exclusive island beach 877-SANDALS club offers two secluded beaches, a pool with swim-up Sandals.com bar, a restaurant and chic bonfire parties during the night.

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With more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, the weather is almost always sunny and warm, cooled by the constant northeast trade winds. The average daytime temperature is balmy, ranging between 84-88 degrees.

The rocky, wind-whipped Atlantic coast is one of the world’s best windsurfing spots, while the tranquil west coast that faces the Caribbean Sea, called the Platinum Coast, is lined with posh resorts.

2 Shorts, t-shirts, wraps and sundresses are your best bet for daytime wear and elegantly casual wear for evenings. Swimwear should be kept for the beach and suitable attire should be worn when shopping or dining out.

7 Indulge your taste buds with spicy FrenchCaribbean cuisine at the patios of Brown Sugar, or grab a seat on the intimate, torch-lit terrace overlooking the Caribbean at The Cliff.

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8 Hike along an inland trail or down a coastal pathway, laugh at a mischievous green monkey in the wildlife preserve or unwind in one of the numerous parks.

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First made 370 years ago from the sugar cane that populated the island, Barbados rum soon found the favor of many English sailors.

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urrender to endless sunshine and calypso rhythms. The first resort in Barbados exclusively for couples, this paradise is an idyllic refuge to reconnect and recharge. Find inner peace at the serene yoga and fitness center. Embrace cool Caribbean waters at three sparkling pools or by diving into the vibrant coral reefs. With 11 gourmet dining venues and 280 luxurious rooms—all overlooking the exotic gardens and ocean, 877-SANDALS many featuring private Tranquility Soaking Tubs for Sandals.com two—there’s a magical story just waiting to be told.

he royal treatment awaits you at Sandals new, all-suite resort. It’s the most exclusive, all-inclusive ever. Experience the dramatic Skypool Suites, magnificent Swim-up Suites, and lavish Millionaire Suites—all with outdoor Tranquility Soaking TubsTM for two. Indulge in 5-Star Global GourmetTM dining at six world-class restaurants, innovative bars and pools, and a 15,000-square-foot spa. Ocean views, 877-SANDALS every land and water sport imaginable, and Butler Elite Sandals.com service complete your Luxury Included® experience.

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SANDALS GRENADA RESORT & SPA world-class resort in Grenada has finally emerged. Introducing Sandals Grenada, an unsurpassed, all-inclusive luxury experience on the seductive “Spice Island.� Exotic elements of the South Seas are infused with bold, contemporary design resulting in a first-class resort unlike any other. Guests revel in pools that float in the sky, a living room that floats inside a pool and Tranquility Soaking 877-SANDALS Tubs for two that offer endless ocean views from Sandals.com magnificent patios and balconies.

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4 Turks & Caicos is less developed and more upscale than other Caribbean islands.

5 Only 8 of the 40 islands are inhabited, which gives it an intimate feel.

BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS RESORT VILLAGES & SPA enowned for its sparkling turquoise waters and the longest, most coveted stretch of Grace Bay’s 12-mile white-sand beach, “the last of the true exotics” is perfect for romantic getaways and family-friendly escapes. This includes underwater adventures at one of the top diving destinations in the world. Enjoy 21 fabulous restaurants, and sip tropical drinks at 15 bars. Plus, choose from five spectacular 877-BEACHES villages: French, Caribbean, Italian, Seaside and the Key Beaches.com West Village—all boasting stellar accommodations.

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10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW 1 Visit Sulphur Springs, a “drive-in” volcano, which last erupted two centuries ago.

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2 Make sure you check out Gros Piton and Petit Piton, rugged mountains located on the island’s southwest coast; they’re among the Caribbean’s most recognizable landmarks. 3 You’ll need a guide to enter the island’s restricted rainforest region, so sign up for a tour to walk through the dense foliage and swim in one of the tropical waterfalls. If you’re lucky, you may see the rare St. Lucian parrot.

6 The best place to start a scuba dive along the coral walls is the beach at Anse Chastanet, a hotel on the southwest coast. 7 Some of the coral walls plunge 200 feet deep! Keep your eyes peeled for barrel sponges, angel fish, sea horses, spotted eels, stingrays, nurse sharks and sea turtles. 8 Try local favorites like saltfish and green fig and Creole barbecue. While you’re in Castries, try Pink Plantation House, a can’t-miss Creole restaurant.

If you rent a car, make sure you keep to the left side of the road (like you would in the UK). You can also make your way around via ferry, bus or cab.

9 Gros Islet, a small island on the northwest shore of St. Lucia, is known throughout the Caribbean for its Friday night jump-up. Street-side music blares as locals jam to the sounds of reggae, soca and calypso.

5 Visit the hopping Saturday market in Castries, the island’s capital. The vendors sell everything from fruits and local spices to crafts.

10 If you or your groom loves jazz music, plan your trip around the three-day St. Lucia Jazz Festival, held every May.

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SANDALS GRANDE ST. LUCIAN SPA & BEACH RESORT rand panoramic views add to the grandeur of this palatial resort, set on its own spectacular peninsula with the ocean on both sides. The most discerning guests will be impressed by indulgences such as 12 gourmet restaurants including the signature Barefoot by the Sea and Gordon’s Over-the-Water Restaurant. Five magnificent pools and the island inspired Red Lane® Spa invite total relaxation. Accommodations 877-SANDALS include circular Rondoval Suites with private plunge pools, Sandals.com lagoon Swim-up Suites and Over-the-Water Bungalows.

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waken your desires for romantic temptation in the true Garden of Eden. Quintessentially Caribbean with classic island architecture and charm, this intimate seaside oasis is blissfully serene. Enjoy six gourmet restaurants, including Kelly’s Dockside Over-the-Water Restaurant, which extends out over the ocean and offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Laid back and casual, this is Saint Lucia’s ultimate beach 877-SANDALS resort, with Stay at 1, Play at 3 exchange privileges Sandals.com offered among all three Sandals Resorts in Saint Lucia.

igh glamour rises to new heights of luxury on the legendary La Toc estate, which includes a half-mile cove beach, a nine-hole golf course, nine impressive gourmet restaurants and a stunning Red Lane® Spa. Dramatic two-story villas atop Sunset Bluff Village, with private pools and butler service, are the pinnacle of indulgence. Exclusive Millionaire Suites with private pools are the summit of 877-SANDALS prestige at the cliff’s peak with 180-degree ocean views, Sandals.com while elevated privileges include personal butler service.

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2 Montego Bay is definitely a must-see. Located near the airport on the northwest side of the island, “MoBay” is perfect for golf getaways and short honeymoon trips. Ever since Sandals opened the first all-inclusive resort there, it’s been the top destination for young newlyweds. 3

Bob Marley’s birthplace, Kingston, is perfect for honeymooners seeking their reggae roots or even just a starting point for spa trips and hikes in the beautiful Blue Mountains. 4

6 To see Jamaica at its best, go during Carnival, the highlight of the Jamaican year, in Kingston, Ocho Rios and MoBay each April and in Negril each May. 7 Reggae lovers should wait until July for the Reggae Sumfest, held in MoBay. 8 While shopping in Montego Bay, be polite and don’t hesitate to haggle. Sellers are insistent. 9 Coconut water—sold as “ice cold jelly” at roadside stands—and conch soup are said to heighten amour. 10

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Many popular Jamaican destinations are between one and two hours from the Montego Bay airport by car. Make sure you bring Dramamine if you’re at risk for motion sickness, as taxi drivers take the curvy roads at quite a clip.

5 The Blue Lagoon was filmed in Port Antonio, called the “most exquisite port on Earth.” It’s a less-developed gem on the northeast side of the island.

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ascading down from the lush St. Ann Mountains to the romantic beach of Ocho Rios, this newly renovated family golf and beach resort offers something for everyone. Unwind at one of five pools, or get revved up at the Pirates Island Waterpark and the chic 18-and-over Liquid nightclub. From beach bonfire parties and a Red Lane® Spa to gourmet dining at seven world-class restaurants—plus the 877-BEACHES lavishly appointed rooms and suites—Beaches Beaches.com Ocho Rios is for lovers of luxury and sun-kissed fun.

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he flagship Sandals, set on Jamaica’s best, private white-sand beach in Montego Bay, is where the beach goes on and the party never stops. Nine gourmet restaurants make you think, it doesn’t get any better than this, and a Red Lane® Spa renews you. Wedding bells ring at a non-denominational chapel. For those who prefer glamorous seclusion, the suites in the Honeymoon Estate 877-SANDALS Butler Village provide privilege and butler service Sandals.com along a beautiful stretch of beach.

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ick back on the best and longest stretch of Jamaica’s famous Seven Mile Beach and experience the very chic and slightly playful side of Negril. Unwind poolside or at the Red Lane® Spa. There are seven gourmet restaurants, including our signature dining experience, Barefoot by the Sea. Breathtaking Swim-up Suites are on the edge of a lagoon pool with the beach in view and exquisite Millionaire Suites include private 877-SANDALS outdoor pools and gardens that wrap you in luxurious Sandals.com seclusion while personal butlers attend to your needs.

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SANDALS OCHI BEACH RESORT estled between the St. Ann Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica’s hippest resort features three extraordinary destinations in one: the chic Ochi Beach Club and Riviera Seaside, the lively plantation-style Great House, and the exclusive Butler Village, with 105 pools and romantic Romeo & Juliet Suites. Enjoy 16 restaurants, 11 bars, a nightclub, live entertainment at a cutting877-SANDALS edge amphitheater and two Red Lane® Spas. Sandals.com

SANDALS ROYAL CARIBBEAN RESORT & PRIVATE ISLAND lassic Georgian architecture welcomes you to a place reminiscent of the grandest British manor houses. At the main resort, the noblest of British refinement blends with Jamaican charm. Feast at eight tantalizing gourmet restaurants including an authentic British pub. Enjoy Jamaica’s only Over-the-Water Villas, with water hammocks and private infinity pools. Then discover an exotic private island— 877-SANDALS Sandals Island—with a Thai restaurant, secluded Sandals.com ® beach and Red Lane Spa escape.

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uilt in the glamorous 1950s and luxuriously appointed in the 21st century, this serene sanctuary still maintains its stellar reputation as one of Jamaica’s most exquisite resorts. Sandals Royal Plantation sits on a bluff 25 feet above the Caribbean Sea, granting each of its 74 suites heart-stopping views of the ocean and exclusive butler service. Bask blissfully on the spectacular twin beaches where you can spend hours 877-SANDALS sunbathing or partake in exciting water sports including Sandals.com daily scuba diving for certified divers or snorkeling.

andals South Coast has been reimagined to capture all that’s unique about Jamaica’s South Coast. Everything new is all about water: lavish Over-theWater Bungalows with “sea-through” floors; a spectacular over-the-water bar; our Over-the-Water Serenity Wedding Chapel; nine restaurants including Sushi on the Sand at water’s edge; and redesigned, all-beachfront rooms and suites with stunning views from beachfront balconies and 877-SANDALS walk-out patios. Set within a 500-acre nature preserve, Sandals.com Sandals South Coast is all beachfront, all luxury.

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WHEN TO VISIT The magnolias and honeysuckles are in bloom April through June, and the temperatures won’t be sweltering.

The 155-room Dewberry has a mid-century modern vibe and one of the city’s buzziest restaurants. A killer location, just off Marion Square in the Upper King District, puts you within walking distance from the best boutiques. From $350, TheDewberryCharleston.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Kiawah Island is just 20 miles south of Charleston. Spend a night at The Sanctuary, a 255-room seaside mansion equipped with loads of amenities, including its own high-rated spa. From $285, KiawahResort.com

WHAT TO EAT Start with cocktails at The Bar at Husk (try the Centre Court) before moving next door to Husk, chef Sean Brock’s shrine to Southern ingredients. Set within a Victorian-era home, the restaurant serves elevated classic comfort dishes such as skillet corn bread with Benton’s bacon crumble and RC Cola–glazed duck with Anson Mills heirloom grits. HuskRestaurant.com

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CHARLESTON: COURTESY OF EXPLORE CHARLESTON (2); CORN BREAD: ANDREW CEBULKA; LOCATION ICON: DINOSOFT LABS/ THE NOUN PROJECT; HOUSE ICON: JONATHAN LI/THE NOUN PROJECT; MONEY ICON: KER’IS/THE NOUN PROJECT; CUTLERY ICON: DAVID/THE NOUN PROJECT; OPPOSITE: GREECE: ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF EKIES ALL SENSES RESORT

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WHERE TO STAY Eco-friendly Ekies All Senses Resort is set on an unspoiled beach in the village of Vourvourou on Halkidiki’s second peninsula, Sithonia. The new Evergreen and Pine suites are stunning, with private pools and gardens, but if you’re on a budget, standard double rooms are super comfy too and have balconies. From $186, Ekies.gr

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HALKIDIKI, GREECE Halkidiki may not be as well known as Mykonos and Santorini, but its beaches are just as pretty. Located in off-the-tourist-radar northern Greece, Halkidiki’s three peninsulas are blanketed in lush pine forests and surrounded by the warm waters of the Aegean Sea.

Go during mid-April to early June or September to mid-October to avoid the heat and summer crowds. WHAT TO EAT At Búbo, award-winning chef Dimitris Pamporis reimagines traditional dishes—his Greek salad is topped with feta mousse and olive soil. For a more intimate, adventurous setting, head up to the Treehouse and indulge in his tasting menu. Bubo.gr SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Ekies All Senses Resort can arrange a boat for a day of island-hopping. Picnic at Diaporos and hike past the scattered ancient ruins of Agios Isidoros. >>

IF YOU’RE ON A BUDGET, STANDARD DOUBLE ROOMS ARE COMFY AND HAVE BALCONIES.”

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Aqua Kauai Beach Resort is one of the island’s best oceanfront values. The 25-acre property sits on a three-mile beach on the eastern Coconut Coast. With four pools, a lava-tube waterslide and complimentary activities, including hula shows and lei making, Aqua is a great option for couples who get antsy lounging in the sun. Plus the recently renovated accommodations— 350 rooms, to be exact— all feature private lanai. From $170, AquaAston.com

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Learn to hang ten with pro surfer and Kauai native Evan Valiere at the North Shore’s legendary Hanalei Bay. $400 for private lesson for 2, HanaleiSurfSchool.com

Sugar-white beaches, pristine waters and secluded five-star resorts make the Seychelles archipelago a favorite honeymoon escape for A-listers. WHEN TO VISIT

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Just south of the Equator, the Seychelles is blessed with year-round 80-degree temps. April to May and October to November are the best months for diving.

Cycle to Anse Source D’Argent on La Digue. This stunning stretch of sand is considered one of the Seychelles’s most beautiful beaches. Don’t forget a mask and fins for snorkeling.

WHAT TO DO Don’t miss the dramatic cliffs and endless trails of the 17-mile Napali Coast. The Kalalau Trail—11 miles from Ha’ena State Park to Kalalau Beach—is a bucket list hike.

DON’T FORGET A MASK AND FINS FOR SNORKELING.”

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Tropical rain forests, cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys and gold-sand beaches—explore all these and more with your SO on the Garden Island.

WHERE TO STAY In a destination known for luxury stays, Le Repaire is a beachfront gem. Located on La Digue, the smallest of the inhabited islands, this cute boutique hotel has 18 spacious rooms, a pool and an Italian restaurant. From $199, LeRepaireSeychelles.com

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE The waters off Mahé island are a scuba diving paradise. Four wreck dives offer the chance to spot marine wildlife like nurse sharks, turtles and rays. From $115 per person, BlueSeaDivers.com

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WHEN TO VISIT Active couples will love the cool temperatures of fall. Desert flowers are in full bloom March through May.

SEDONA, ARIZONA Sedona is easily accessible (two hours from Phoenix) yet offers a vibe all its own, surrounded by mystical Red Rock formations and a national forest. Outdoor enthusiasts can find 100 hiking trails within a 20-mile radius, while culture lovers are steps from art galleries and can’t-miss restaurants.

WHAT TO DO Don’t just gaze at the iconic red rock sandstone spires—get out and explore them. Little Horse is an easy 3.4-mile round-trip trail with views of Cathedral Rock. Or take in the scenery on a Jeep tour. From $59, PinkAdventure Tours.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Indulge in a day of pampering at the spa at L’Auberge de Sedona. Start with a desert sage sugar scrub, then join your spouse for a forest bathing session. LAuberge.com

WHERE TO STAY The 100-room Kimpton Amara Resort & Spa is walking distance of Uptown Sedona’s galleries and shops. An infinity-edge pool and outdoor fire pits make it easy to fall into vacation mode. From $200, AmaraResort.com >>

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WHERE TO STAY Rooms at Hotel Milo are on the smaller side, but you can’t beat the location across the street from West Beach. Iconic Stearns Wharf is a short bike ride away and the hotel’s Dutch-inspired cruisers are complimentary. Lounge by the pool, play bocce, and swirl, sniff and sip at the hotel’s weekly wine tastings. From $199, HotelMiloSantaBarbara.com

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WHEN TO VISIT During shoulder season— early fall to late spring— you can find great deals on hotels and attractions, plus the weather is still warm and sunny. WHAT TO DO Take an urban wine tour on foot or bike. Check out Au Bon Climat for pinots, Babcock for single-vineyard chardonnays and Margerum for its signature blends. UrbanWineTrailSB.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Hop into a helicopter and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Channel Islands, known as the Galapagos of North America, as you fly over Santa Barbara. $300 for a 45-minute tour, NancoHelicopters.com

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WHEN TO VISIT To experience Paris like a local, visit in April, May, October or November. On the first Sunday of October through March, museums are free. WHERE TO STAY Situated in the 8th arrondissement, Le Pavillon des Lettres is a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the shops of Rue Faubourg St Honoré. Each of the 26 snug rooms is dedicated to a writer, with lines from poems, plays and text hand-stenciled above the bed. Two top-floor suites have Eiffel Tower views. From $239, PavillondesLettres.com SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE No trip to Paris is complete without visiting the Eiffel Tower. Experience the architectural wonder from its second-floor Michelin-star restaurant, Le Jules Verne. The Gift Box dinner experience includes bubbly, a sixcourse meal and a meet-and-greet with the chef. $1,110 for 2, LeJulesVerne-Paris.com

yes, you can dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower

PARIS, FRANCE Arguably the capital of romance, the City of Lights has charmed the likes of Julia Child and Ernest Hemingway with its cozy cafés, delicious cuisine, cool art scene and effortless style.

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WHAT TO EAT Paris is known for its amazing (read: expensive) restaurants, but incredible meals can also be had at tiny wine bars and bistros, such as Le Baratin and Clown Bar. >>

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wake up to these panoramas at Hotel St. Mortiz

WHEN TO VISIT

QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND

WHERE TO STAY The views from Hotel St. Moritz are unbeatable. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel looks across Lake Wakatipu at the Remarkables mountain range. An autumnal color scheme and natural materials (slate, exposed wood beams) give the hotel a retro, ski chalet feel. Lombardi restaurant is known for its hyper-local menu, including the area’s top pinots. From $200, StMoritz.co.nz

FERGBURGER HAS A CULT FOLLOWING— AND IS WORTH THE WAIT IN LINE.”

Known as the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown is basically an outdoor playground. It’s also the gateway to the Central Otago wine region.

WHAT TO EAT A tasty burger and fries are worth the wait in line at Fergburger. This low-key joint has a cult following with its made-from-scratch, locally sourced ethos and creative takes on the humble burger. Fergburger.com

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SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE A day of activities should be rewarded with a steamy soak in the Onsen Hot Pools. Cedar tubs are perched on a high cliff with cinematic views of Shotover River. Treat yourself and add on a couple’s massage. $432 for 2 people, Onsen.co.nz

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Summer (December to February) is perfect for hiking and enjoying Lake Wakatipu. Crowds thin out and flowers are in bloom September through November. Winters are heaven for skiers—just avoid July when schools are on holiday.

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TUSCANY, ITALY Rolling vineyards and endless olive groves provide a dreamy backdrop for exploring ancient hill towns, Michelin-star restaurants, and the art and architecture of Florence. WHEN TO VISIT

WHAT TO DO

Mid-spring and early autumn bring perfect weather, but also higher prices. Fields are ablaze in golden sunflowers in summer. Winter can be chilly and restaurants close, but the area is vibrant green and tourist free.

Le Due Volpi’s owners are cycling geeks (ask to see their vintage bicycle collection) and know the area’s most scenic roads.

WHERE TO STAY

Tuscany has 34 restaurants with Michelin status, but Enoteca Pinchiorri is the only one to boast three stars. Foodies won’t want to miss the tasting menu, featuring dishes like roasted ravioli filled with mascarpone and caviar. $260 (without wine), EnotecaPinchiorri.it

A former farmhouse turned B&B, Le Due Volpi has just four rooms. Garden-filled grounds and a swimming pool are ideal for lazy days, but the museums of Florence are less than 30 miles away. From $100, LeDueVolpi.it

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WHEN TO VISIT

BORA BORA Bora Bora has been called the most photogenic place on earth. The island’s dazzling sapphire- and turquoisehued lagoon and sandfringed motus (islets) are worth the extra 50-minute flight from Tahiti.

WHERE TO STAY Bora Bora’s famous overwater bungalows usually cost a small fortune, but the digs at Oa Oa Lodge are $200 a night (garden bungalows start at $100). With just eight rooms total, a pool and a private beach, you’ll feel like you’re on your own private island. Bookings must be made directly with the lodge owner Heimiti Buchin at oaoalodge@gmail.com.

April and November are shoulder months. December through March can be hit or miss with rain. WHAT TO EAT Dining out in French Polynesia is pricey. For a local vibe and affordable eats, try favorite Fare Manuia. SPLURGE-WORTHY EXPERIENCE Explore Bora Bora’s famed lagoon at your own pace on a private cruise. Your captain can take you to secret snorkel spots and deserted beaches for afternoon bubbly. From $577 for 4-hour cruise for 2, Moana AdventureTours.com

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